Jul 31, 2017

4D Camera to Improve Machine Vision for Robots and Virtual Reality

Posted by in categories: engineering, robotics/AI, virtual reality

A new type of camera built by Stanford engineers and funded by the NSF and Intel generates a four dimensional image that is capable of capturing nearly 140 degrees of information.

The 4D camera, built by Donald Dansereau, a postdoctoral fellow in electrical engineering and Gordon Wetzstein, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Stanford, along with colleagues from the University of California, San Diego is the first single-lens, wide field of view, light field camera ever made.

With current cameras robots have to change position to get multiple perspectives of their surroundings in order to maneuver in complex environments and understand the objects within those environments.

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